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Box Score: Indians 7, Twins 6

The Indians offense put together three multi-run rallies on Friday night to take their series opener in Minnesota. Russ Canzler corked his first career major league homer and finished the night three for four with three RBIs. David Huff also picked up his first win of the season as the Tribe tries to avoid the cellar in Central.

 Cleveland
ABRHRBIHRBBKSBLOBSeason Avg
S. Choo rf503100011.282
J. Kipnis 2b421001113.258
A. Cabrera ss200003003.271
C. Santana c510000006.247
M. Brantley cf322102002.287
R. Canzler dh413311103.400
C. Kotchman 1b501100004.227
V. Rottino lf300000100.000
    C. Phelps ph000101000.000
    E. Carrera lf100000000.267
J. Hannahan 3b512000003.229
 Totals377127183225
 Batting
2B – J Kipnis (18, L Hendriks); J Hannahan (13, L Hendriks).
HR – R Canzler (1, 4th inning off L Hendriks 1 on, 1 Out).
RBI – S Choo (53), M Brantley (58), R Canzler 3 (3), C Kotchman (49), C Phelps (1).
2-out RBI – R Canzler.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – A Cabrera 1, M Brantley 1, R Canzler 2, C Kotchman 2.
GIDP – C Kotchman, J Hannahan.
Team LOB – 11.
 Base Running
SB – S Choo (18, 2nd base off L Hendriks/J Mauer), J Kipnis (27, 2nd base off K Waldrop/J Mauer).
 Minnesota
ABRHRBIHRBBKSBLOBSeason Avg
B. Revere cf511100100.298
E. Escobar 2b300000102.216
    M. Carson ph100000100.273
J. Mauer c321001200.315
J. Willingham dh312301000.263
J. Morneau 1b200101001.274
R. Doumit lf400000103.283
C. Parmelee rf300100101.245
T. Plouffe 3b301001201.238
    A. Casilla pr010000000.218
P. Florimon ss412000000.270
 Totals3167604908
 Batting
2B – J Willingham 2 (28, J Gomez, V Pestano); T Plouffe (14, C Perez).
S – E Escobar.
SF – J Morneau, C Parmelee.
RBI – B Revere (29), J Willingham 3 (101), J Morneau (69), C Parmelee (15).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – E Escobar 2, R Doumit 1, C Parmelee 1, T Plouffe 1.
Team LOB – 5.
 Fielding
E – P Florimon (5, field).
DP – 2 (P Florimon-E Escobar-J Morneau, K Waldrop-J Mauer-J Morneau).
 Cleveland
IPHRERBBKHRWHIPSeason ERA
J. Gomez3.03443301.375.33
D. Huff (W, 1-0)3.10000400.000.00
J. Smith (H, 18)0.21001101.213.05
V. Pestano (H, 35)1.02110001.042.08
C. Perez (S, 35)1.01110101.073.62
 Minnesota
IPHRERBBKHRWHIPSeason ERA
L. Hendriks5.08443211.696.20
T. Robertson (L, 1-2)1.00212001.455.85
A. Burnett0.13111001.363.06
K. Waldrop1.21002101.662.84
G. Perkins1.00000001.132.58
WP – K Waldrop.
IBB – J Mauer (by J Gomez); M Brantley 2 (by L Hendriks, by K Waldrop).
Pitches-strikes – J Gomez 59-31; D Huff 33-24; J Smith 21-13; V Pestano 17-12; C Perez 19-13; L Hendriks 108-65; T Robertson 20-8; A Burnett 19-10; K Waldrop 23-12; G Perkins 13-9.
Ground balls-fly balls – J Gomez 2-3; D Huff 1-4; J Smith 2-0; V Pestano 0-4; C Perez 2-1; L Hendriks 10-6; T Robertson 2-0; A Burnett 4-0; K Waldrop 4-0; G Perkins 3-0.
Batters faced – J Gomez 15; D Huff 10; J Smith 4; V Pestano 5; C Perez 4; L Hendriks 25; T Robertson 5; A Burnett 5; K Waldrop 7; G Perkins 3.

  • Kildawg

    Huff and Canzler are the players of the game as Huff shut them down (he actually pitches very well against the Twins) with Canzler going 3-4 with a homer, walk, 2 singles, 3 RBI. Might be worth starting Huff instead of Gomez in five days and getting a better look at the defensive versatility of Canzler. He could be one of the RH bats next year that we desperately need, especially at LF and 1B.

  • Dee P

    Personally, I’ve seen enough of Huff to have already have made my conclusion about him, but I like your Canzler comment.